The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia 2016 announces patronage

Published on : Monday, January 25, 2016

Hotel Show Saudi Arabiadmg events and MICE Arabia, organisers of The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia, announce its 2016 edition will take place 17-19th May at the Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events, Under the Patronage of His Highness Prince Abdullah Bin Saud Bin Mohammed Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, Chairman of the Tourism Committee in Jeddah.

Now in its 4th year, The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia 2016 will once again welcome over 100 exhibitors and 4,000 plus senior decision-makers, buyers and budget holders from the Kingdom’s hotel, restaurant, tourism and resort industries.

Christine Davidson, group event director of the dmg events hospitality portfolio said: “We are honored to have the Patronage of His Highness Prince Abdullah Bin Saud Bin Mohammed Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, Chairman of the Tourism Committee in Jeddah, for this high-profile and important business event for the hospitality market. It seems almost impossible to ignore the Saudi Arabian market at a time when STR Global is reporting it has the most hotel development underway in the Middle East and Africa with 34,415 rooms in 72 hotels under construction. This is being driven by the record number of inbound tourists forecast over the next 5 years, so the need to upgrade and develop is ongoing. It is exactly because of this that local, regional and international suppliers will keep the Kingdom top of the target list for business development and The Hotel Show will continue to offer a route into a complicated but worthwhile market.”

Davidson continued: “To meet the needs of a growing audience we have increased the size of the show with more exhibitors and products on offer. We saw a significant increase in the number of buyers attending the show in 2015 and so to make it easier and more time efficient for them we have introduced sectors onto the exhibition floor – very like the approach we take at sister event – The Hotel Show Dubai. For the first time visitors will be able to source and visit exhibitors by product sector including technology and security; interiors and operating equipment; F&B, kitchens and bathrooms; and leisure and outdoor.”

Attending the 2015 event alongside thousands of other purchasers, Junaid Ganai, Purchasing Manager, M. A. Al-Mutlaq Sons Co. said: “We have a new executive lounge hotel set to open 3 months from now in the city of Dammam, KSA. The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia was the perfect platform to find most of the suppliers we needed all under one roof. I will be back next year with our restaurant manager to source products for the various restaurants we have planned.”

Meanwhile, Khalid Aljack, Purchasing Manager at Millennium Al Aqeeq Hotels said: “Millennium has plans to open 20 new hotels in the Kingdom and we were able to connect with new suppliers at the event.”

The Vision Conference introduced last year will return to Saudi Arabia in 2016 featuring expert high profile speakers and sessions on latest trends, insight and developments together with Halal tourism.

International exhibitors from Turkey, UAE, Italy, China, Pakistan, France, USA, India and the UK have confirmed 2016 participation and major names include: LG Electronics; STYLIS; Silent Night; Soft Dreams; CMT Technologies; Insignia Linen; Al Tabbaa Furniture; World Trading Services; Artasa and more.

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